Take a scenic drive through the vibrant city of Boston en route to magnificent Copley Square. You'll pass Boston Common, the oldest park in the country and the start of the Freedom Trail. See the New State House with its gold dome, the Public Garden and the Old South Meeting House where a gathering sparked the Boston Tea Party in 1773. Drive along Newbury Street with its upscale boutiques, galleries and trendy cafes.
Your first stop will be Copley Square which showcases stunning examples of medieval, classical, and modern architecture. The most prominent building is Trinity Church and on the south side is the Boston Public Library, the first free municipal library in the United States. Overlooking the square is the ultra-modern John Hancock Tower designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei.
In Salem, you'll begin with lunch at a waterfront restaurant, followed by a walk down Chestnut Street. Grand, old homes line this magnificent street, many of them built by sea Captains and merchants in the early 1800's. Enjoy a visit to the Salem Witch Museum which takes you back to the Witch Trials of 1692. Stop in the museum's gift shop for unusual mementos and souvenirs and enjoy a picturesque drive on your return to the port.